It’s an understatement to say that “The Hunger Games” book trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, has taken the world by storm. “The Hunger Games” movie blasted to top spot when it came out in book and then movie. The saga continued in “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay” which don’t stay long on book shelves. All four movies The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, were wildly popular. If you’re planning to teach a unit on The Hunger Games books or movies, here are free printable Hunger Games lesson plans and activities for several different content areas. As for age level, the movie is acceptable for kids over eight but the books are a bit graphic. Read The Hunger Games books series with kids over 12.
This education blog has links for free printable Hunger Games lesson plans that you can download and use in class. No sign-up is necessary, so homeschool parents can access Hunger Games printables for personal use too. There are writing activities, graphic organizers, comparison-contrast charts, story sequencing activities, Hunger Games simulations, problem-solving lessons, survival skill games and more. Here’s a list of free printable Hunger Games book activities from Fabulous Classroom
This is a 20 page packet of free printable Hunger Games activities based on core curriculum objectives. Hunger Games lesson plans fall primarily in literature and reading, but there are some science, social studies and marketing lessons, too. The Hunger Games book activities could provide a good allegory for labor struggles, economic revolutions and political theory. Here are many more free printable Hunger Games lesson plans, movie and book activities based on Mockingjay and Catching Fire as well as Hunger Games. Here’s a really cool game based on Panem the Capitol.
The Hunger Games movie fan page has games you can play or use for lesson plans, based on Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Here are free printable Hunger Games coloring pages. There are some nice ones of the Mockingjay and from Catching Fire. These books appealed first to middle school and high school students but lots of adults are getting hooked on the Mockingjay too! Readers who favor utopian/dystopian novels put “The Hunger Games” right up there with “Brave New World,” by Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” and “1984” (George Orwell). My husband reads mostly arcane books of history and technology. Rarely does he pick up a work of fiction. He’d not heard much about “The Hunger Games” until we took our teen and young adult kids to see it. I thought he’d find it juvenile, but he loved it and is reading the books. Happy Hunger Games! And “may the odds ever be in your favor.”